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by Kenneth Grahame
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Dream Days is a collection of children's fiction and reminiscences of childhood written by Kenneth Grahame . A sequel to Grahame's 1895 collection The Golden Age (some of its selections feature the same family of five children), Dream Days was first published in 1898 under the imprint John Lane: The Bodley Head. (The first six selections in the book had been previously published in periodicals of the day—in the Yellow Book, the New Review, and in Scribner's Magazine in the United States.) The...
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by Constance Cary Harrison
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LibriVox recording of The Old-Fashioned Fairy Book , by Constance Cary Harrison. Read by Carol Box. "And now, mamma, until your tea is ready, we know what you must do," said the children, in a breath. "Tell us a story—a 'real, truly' fairy tale, about a giant and a dwarf, lots and lots of fairies, a prince and a beautiful princess with hair to her very feet, a champion with a magic sword, a dragon-chariot, a witch dressed in snake-skin—and, if you can, an ogre. Don't punish...
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by Edmund Spenser; Jeanie Lang
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LibriVox recording of Stories from the Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser; Jeanie Lang. Read in English by Bill Boerst A major work by Spenser, The Faerie Queen, was published between 1590 and 1596. As an allegorical work, it can be read on many levels. According to Jeanie Lang, Spenser always looked for the beautiful and the good when he wrote. Lang said, "There are many stories in The Faerie Queen, and out of these all I have told you only eight." The eight are "Una and the...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, queen, fairy, dragon, tales
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by Hugh Lofting
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LibriVox recording of The Story of Doctor Dolittle (Dramatic Reading) by Hugh Lofting. Read in English by MaryAnn; Beth Thomas; Adam; Rachel; Willy; Larry Wilson; Donald Cummings; Paul Simonin; Lydia; Esther ben Simonides; Mary Kay; SuperCoconut; Vanessa Cooley; Adele de Pignerolles; Elijah; Shiloh Fuscello; Digs; April Walters; Zames Curran; michaelcjohnson John Dolittle, M. D., was once a famous doctor. But then he learned to talk Animal-Language, picked up several interesting pets, and...
Topics: librivox, audiobooks, travel, adventure, animals, dolittle, doctor, parrot, monkeys
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by Owen Wister
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LibriVox recording of The Dragon of Wantley, by Owen Wister. Read by David Wales. A novel, The Dragon of Wantley, was written by Owen Wister (best known as the author of The Virginian) in 1892. Published by Lipincott Press, the story is a comic "burlesque" (in the author's words), concerning the "true" story of the Dragon. It is a romantic story set at Christmastime in the early 13th century. The book was a surprise success, going through four editions over the next ten...
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by Unknown
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LibriVox recording of The Psalms and Odes of Solomon, translated by Rendel Harris. Read by Sam Stinson. One of the Pseudepigrapha, the Psalms of Solomon is a group of eighteen psalms (religious songs or poems) that are not part of any scriptural canon (they are, however, found in copies of the Peshitta). The Psalms of Solomon were referenced in Early Christian writings, but lost to modern scholars until a Greek manuscript was rediscovered in the 17th century. Politically, the Psalms of Solomon...
Topics: Religion, poetry, Librivox, audiobook
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by Amy Steedman
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LibriVox recording of In God's Garden by Amy Steedman, read by Laura Caldwell. "In this book you will not find the stories of all God's saints. I have gathered a few together, just as one gathers a little posy from a garden full of roses. But the stories I have chosen to tell are those that I hope children will love best to hear." (excerpt from In God's Garden by Amy Steedman) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
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by F. Anstey
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LibriVox recording of In Brief Authority, by F. Anstey (pseudonym of Thomas Anstey Guthrie, 1856 - 1934). Read by Anna Simon. Satiric comedy from 1915 about a nouveau riche British family and their nanny who get whisked off to Maerchenland ('the land of Fairy Tales') one evening in a car drawn by storks. The matron of the family, a thorough snob, is crowned Queen of the country by mistake. She is quick to accept her new position and is determined to introduce British social niceties in her...
Topics: Librivox, audiobook, comedy, WWI, Fairy Tales
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by Arnold Bennett
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LibriVox recording of The Grand Babylon Hotel, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Anna Simon. Theodore Racksole, a rich American multi-millionaire, buys the Grand Babylon Hotel, a luxurious hotel in London, as a whim - and then finds out there are strange things going on - a German prince is supposed to arrive but never turns up, someone is found murdered in the hotel, but then the body disappears. With the help of his independent daughter Nella and another German prince, Racksole sets out to solve the...
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by Henry Handel Richardson
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Librivox recording of The Getting of Wisdom , by Henry Handel Richardson. The Getting of Wisdom tells the story of Laura Rambotham, a 12-year-old girl who is just starting at her boarding school. This is based on Henry Handel Richardson’s experiences of her own school, the Prebysterian Ladies College in central Melbourne. The story goes through her friends and enemies and all the life of a boarding school in early 20th century Australia, and all the subjects and learning too. Laura learns a...
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by William Shakespeare
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LibriVox recording of The Merchant of Venice , by William Shakespeare William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice was probably written between 1596 and 1598, and was printed with the comedies in the First Folio of 1623. Bassanio, an impoverished gentleman, uses the credit of his friend, the merchant Antonio, to borrow money from a wealthy Jew, Shylock. Antonio pledges to pay Shylock a pound of flesh if he defaults on the loan, which Bassanio will use to woo a rich heiress, Portia. A subplot...
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by Wallace D. Wattles
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LibriVox recording of The Science of Being Well, by Wallace D. Wattles. Read by Jill Preston. If you are seeking better health and ways to stay well…This book is for you! Wallace D. Wattles was an American author and a pioneer success new thought movement writer. His most famous work and first book is a book called The Science of Getting Rich in which he explains how to get rich. Additionally, In the Science of Getting Well, Wattles suggests the reader to think and ACT in a Certain Way. As...
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by James Allen
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LibriVox recording of The Path of Prosperity , by James Allen. Read by Andrea Fiore. I looked around upon the world, and saw that it was shadowed by sorrow and scorched by the fierce fires of suffering. And I looked for the cause. I looked around, but could not find it; I looked in books, but could not find it; I looked within, and found there both the cause and the self-made nature of that cause. I looked again, and deeper, and found the remedy. I found one Law, the Law of Love; one Life, the...
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by Arnold Bennett
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A LibriVox recording of How to Live on Twenty-Four Hours a Day, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Mark F. Smith "Which of us lives on twenty-four hours a day? And when I say 'lives,' I do not mean exists, nor 'muddles through.'" Arnold Bennett knew a "rat race" when he saw one. Every day, his fellow white-collar Londoners followed the same old routine. And they routinely decried the sameness in their lives. So Bennett set out to explain how to inject new enthusiasm into living. In...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, advice, non-fiction, time management
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by Wallace D. Wattles
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LibriVox recording of The Science of Getting Rich, by Wallace D. Wattles. Read by Diana Majlinger. Would you like to be rich? Yes? Well, who wouldn't. The Science of Getting Rich is a book written by the New Thought Movement writer Wallace D. Wattles. The book is still in print after almost 100 years. According to USA Today, the text is "divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters that explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key...
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Topics: librivox, audiobook, wattles, rich, advice, getting rich
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by J. O. Choules
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LibriVox recording of Young Americans Abroad - Vacation in Europe: Travels in England, France, Holland, Belgium, Prussia and Switzerland , by J. O. Choules (ed.) Read by Sibella Denton. It’s 1851 and the Crystal Palace Exhibition is on in England. English American the Reverend Dr. Choules leaves Newport, Rhode Island with three teenaged students - James Robinson, George Vanderbuilt, and Weld French, who are forced to leave the fourth member of their blue-blooded quartet at home - and all four...
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by Wallace D. Wattles
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LibriVox recording of The Science of Being Great, by Wallace D. Wattles. Read by Diana Majlinger. The Science of Being Great is the second book of Wattles' triology. In this volume he argues that the power of thought and positive self-esteem is the only true measure of a person's greatness. (Summary by Diana Majlinger) The Science of Getting Rich For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the...
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by St. Teresa of Avila
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LibriVox recording of The Interior Castle, by St. Teresa of Avila. Read by Ann Boulais. El Castillo Interior or Las Moradas (trans.:The Interior Castle or The Mansions) was written by Saint Teresa of Ávila in 1577. After being ordered to write her autobiographical La Vida de la Santa Madre Teresa de Jesús (The Life of S. Teresa of Jesus), Teresa was hesitant to begin writing again on her views of the perfection found in internal prayer. In the hands of the Inquisition at that time, her Life...
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